AltGr + arrow should work for history navigation

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 55759

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Firefox
Keyboard Navigation
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enhancement
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 55759
14 years ago
12 years ago

People

(Reporter: Scott Martin, Assigned: Aaron Leventhal)

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(Not tracked)

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(2 attachments)

(Reporter)

Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040809 Firefox/0.9.3 StumbleUpon/1.994
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040809 Firefox/0.9.3 StumbleUpon/1.994

Using AltGr (the right-hand side Alt key) plus the left or right cursor key to
try to navigate through the page history (like regular Alt does) doesn't work.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Go to a page, then click on a link. Try to get back to the first page by
pressing AltGr-Left. Press the back button. Try to get to the next page by
pressing AltGr-Right.
Actual Results:  
Nothing.

Expected Results:  
Return to previous/next page.

There is a possibility that this is to do with my keymap, although I have never
modified it (because I don't know how). If anyone can suggest a tool for Linux
to dump the keymap, I will be happy to attach said dump for examination.
(Assignee)

Updated

14 years ago
Keywords: helpwanted

Comment 1

14 years ago
WFM Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040811 Firefox/0.9.1+

'xmodmap -pm' and 'xmodmap -pk' would probably be the most useful keymap output.
(Reporter)

Comment 2

14 years ago
Created attachment 156514 [details]
Output of "xmodmap -pm"
(Reporter)

Comment 3

14 years ago
Created attachment 156515 [details]
Output of "xmodmap -pk"

Comment 4

14 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040922
Firefox/0.10

WFM in WinXP

Comment 5

13 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050404
Firefox/1.0+

AltGr and the left and right arrow keys WFM just fine. Reporter, is this still
an issue (nightly build, clean profile)?

FWIW, 'xmodmap -pm' outputs:
mod1        Alt_L (0x40),  Alt_L (0x7d),  Meta_L (0x9c)
mod2        Num_Lock (0x4d)
mod3
mod4        Super_L (0x7f),  Hyper_L (0x80)
mod5        Mode_switch (0x5d),  ISO_Level3_Shift (0x7c)

For me. Seems like the problem is on your end.
(Reporter)

Comment 6

13 years ago
> Reporter, is this still an issue (nightly build, clean profile)?

I am no longer in possession of the laptop that exhibited the issue, so I am
unable to ascertain whether it was resolved. Since nobody else has reported the
problem I am led to believe that it was something to do with that machine in
question. Resolve as INVALID?

Comment 7

13 years ago
WORKSFORME is good, thanks for the update.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
(Reporter)

Comment 8

13 years ago
I am now using Firefox 1.0.4 on a PC running Windows 98, and the same behavior
is being exhibited.
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
OS: Linux → Windows 98
Resolution: WORKSFORME → ---

Comment 9

12 years ago
Earle - your reported Firefox version(s) are too old a build to analyze bugs against now. The problem you are reporting may well have been fixed already.

Do I understand that with "same behavior" (comment 8) you imply the bug is still present?

Could you please download a recent version or nightly build from <http://www.mozilla.org/releases/nightly.html>, and then let us know if you still see this problem?

Many thanks, Cigno

PS: Are there possibly other conflicting programmes which you installed on both your old laptop and the "new" PC?
(Reporter)

Comment 10

12 years ago
> Do I understand that with "same behavior" (comment 8) you imply the bug is
> still present?

Yes, that's right. I am now running Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060111 Firefox/1.5.0.1 and the bug is still present.
 
> Could you please download a recent version or nightly build from
> <http://www.mozilla.org/releases/nightly.html>, and then let us know if you
> still see this problem?

It crashes on startup.

FIREFOX caused an invalid page fault in
module FIREFOX.EXE at 0177:0051fc04.
Registers:
EAX=00000001 CS=0177 EIP=0051fc04 EFLGS=00010246
EBX=00000000 SS=017f ESP=00dbdeb4 EBP=00dbdf6c
ECX=e2690f60 DS=017f ESI=02012ee0 FS=0fff
EDX=00011db6 ES=017f EDI=00000772 GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
8b 43 04 85 c0 0f 85 8a 00 00 00 e8 8a fb ff ff 
Stack dump:
6049a6d1 e2690f60 004fdc4d 00000000 00000772 00000772 02012ee0 6049a6d1 00000000 00000000 00000000 bff7b9c5 6049a6d1 05d705d7 00026f0a 0002053c 

> PS: Are there possibly other conflicting programmes which you installed on both
> your old laptop and the "new" PC?

Nope.

Comment 11

12 years ago
Referring to
  http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/keyboard
AltGr is not supposed to offer this function:

On Win/Linux only Alt+LEFT and BACKSPACE should produce this behaviour. If someone has a different reference or knows of some standard that Alt and AltGr should have the same behaviout under certain circumstances, please comment.

Otherwise, this bug should actually be INVALID or a request for ENHANCEMENT if deemed suitable.

Since the reporter generalized from Linux to Windows --> OS to ALL.
OS: Windows 98 → All
(Reporter)

Comment 12

12 years ago
(In reply to comment #11)
> AltGr is not supposed to offer this function

Thank you. You're the first person who has managed to explain this behavior.

> Otherwise, this bug should actually be INVALID or a request for ENHANCEMENT if
> deemed suitable.

Changing to ENHANCEMENT.
Severity: minor → enhancement
Summary: AltGr + arrow for history navigation doesn't work → AltGr + arrow should work for history navigation

Comment 13

12 years ago
'Someone from upstairs', please comment on this possible enhancement!
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 14

12 years ago
Sorry for confirming, should have done better search:

Dupe (part of) bug 55759 which for most of it focuses on the AltGr issue. It has however been inactive since 2001/02 despite being open. Maybe this dupe and a few more votes will change that.

It certainly is in desperate need of a concise rewrite. Maybe a new summarising bug should be opened as suggested in bug 55759 comment 30.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 55759 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago12 years ago
Keywords: helpwanted
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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